Before cupcakes, the only vehicle for frosting consumption was the bare hand, and the only place to load frosting onto that vehicle was the neighborhood frosting bucket. Eat frosting from highly evolved cupcakes at most any locale with today's Groupon: for $2, you get two standard cupcakes (a $4 value) at the Buttercream Cupcake Truck. Alternately, the value of today's Groupon may be used toward fancy cupcakes, which are $3 each. Check the schedule or follow Buttercream on Twitter to get updates on the location of the latest batch of sweet treats.
Featured on NBC Philadelphia and Daily Candy, the Buttercream Cupcake Truck dishes out sweet-smelling miniature masterpieces from its converted 1988 mail truck adorned with painted sprinkles. Each hand-held cake ball is crafted exclusively from natural ingredients, such as cream, butter, whole eggs, and dark chocolate. Buttercream’s menu offers cupped classics, such as yellow cake with vanilla cream, and red-velvet cake with cream-cheese frosting, in addition to rotating seasonal selections. Help taste buds ascend to saccharine nirvana with creative cupcake concoctions, such as banana cake with Nutella buttercream frosting.
Founded by an attorney who decided to toss off her cowl and don an apron to become a cupcake advocate, the Buttercream Cupcake Truck is Philadelphia's best hope in the fight against grumpiness. Arrive early; cupcakes tend to sell out quickly.